Elise Thatcher

Elise Thatcher

  On Tuesday night, Basalt’s Town Council is taking up some weighty issues. First is spending tax dollars to help build out Willits Town Center. The other is whether to ask voters to pay for a new park.

Elise Thatcher

  The BLM is sorting through tens of thousands of comments on what to do about certain oil and gas leases. The 65 leases include 25 on the Thompson Divide.

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There will be a memorial service in two weeks for well-known Carbondale man who died while ice climbing last week. Donations and meals have also been quickly organized the family of Ryan Jennings.

Aspen Police Department

Law enforcement and a local attorney have cut a deal for a troubled postal worker. 57-year-old Mauro Emilio Pennini is being held in a federal immigration center in Denver, where he’s in the process of being deported.

 

Elise Thatcher

  The Valley Health Alliance is reviewing new information showing the top three medical problems workers are dealing with. A recent report looks at health fair data from workers with the City of Aspen, Pitkin County, Aspen Valley Hospital, and the Aspen School District.

Elise Thatcher

  Democrats have gained registered voters in the Roaring Fork Valley area over the last year.

  Hundreds of dollars have been raised to help homeless people in Carbondale. As of Monday evening, about five hundred dollars were on hand.

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Rocky Mountain Institute has opened the doors to its new offices in Basalt. And for the first time, the think tank is settling into its own brand new energy efficient building. Aspen Public Radio’s Elise Thatcher took a tour and has this report.

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  Garfield County is tightening its belt. With oil and gas revenues projected to drop significantly in 2017, the normally wealthy County is preparing for lean times.

  After years of preparation and hashing out the details, work is beginning on a new Grand Avenue Bridge. CDOT and contract workers will be focusing on the area underneath the bridge downtown, from 7th street.

Elise Thatcher

  Carbondale’s planning commission will have a public hearing this month about whether to allow a new City Market is on Highway 133.

Elise Thatcher

  Three adult males have been formally charged with robbing a Carbondale marijuana shop.  The men appeared in court Wednesday.

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Thursday, December 31st 6:07 pm: Deceased climber identified as 42 year old Ryan Jennings of Carbondale.

Elise Thatcher

  Carbondale residents are meeting Wednesday about how to beef up homeless services. Real estate agent Lynn Kirchner is leading the effort.

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  Basalt could see another new office hub, and it’s tied to the ongoing debate about what can be built on the Pan and Fork parcel.

Elise Thatcher

  Residents in Eagle County are eligible for health care insurance with Kaiser Permanente next year, but that could mean traveling to the Front Range for some procedures. Eagle and Summit counties are in Kaiser’s network in 2016, which is the carrier’s first foray into the mountains.

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The town of Basalt has gotten a lot of attention in the Roaring Fork Valley for considering sharing sales taxes with a developer. At least two other mountain communities in Colorado have done something similar. But, there’s a key difference.

  Carbondale’s police department is searching for leads in a major burglary case. About $45,000 in equipment was stolen from Carbondale Wagner Rents.

Elise Thatcher

Carbondale businessmen Doug Stenclik and Randy Young are getting attention from around the world. They’re owners of the Cripple Creek Backcountry shop, and their podcast is especially popular. 

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  The Thompson Divide Coalition is adjusting its course. The nonprofit is shifting from crafting legislation to supporting a pending BLM decision.

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